On February 20, 2024, the Board of Governors of the State Bar of Nevada filed a petition in ADKT 0618 to amend Supreme Court Rule (SCR) 42 relating to the practice of attorneys not admitted in Nevada. This petition seeks to improve access to justice in sensitive matters involving the ICWA and to harmonize the general pro hac vice application process. The principle six changes proposed would waive fees for pro hac vice admissions in Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) 25 U.S.C. §§ 1901-1963 (1988) cases and remove the phrase “or other attorney members of the firm with which the applicant is associated” from subparagraph (4)(g) to achieve consistency with previous changes to (3)(b)(1)(i).

A public hearing on the petition will be conducted on March 21, 2024, at 2 p.m. in the Nevada Supreme Court courtroom in Carson City. The hearing will be videoconferenced to the courtroom in Las Vegas. Written comments regarding the proposed amendments and requests to participate in the hearing are invited and may be submitted electronically or in hard-copy format to Elizabeth A. Brown, Clerk of the Supreme Court, 201 South Carson Street, Carson City, Nevada 89701 or via email at nvscclerk@nvcourts.nv.gov by 5 p.m., March 14, 2024.